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Harpdoctor replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. yesterday

Great start Andy, but I agree that one has to learn the melody so well that it is muscle memory before starting to embellish the tune. My problem is that I never get beyond the basic melody.

Thanks Marcy. That sounded great.

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. yesterday

The Mandolin Café. -another place I frequent too much :)

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Jaw ache' in the forum. yesterday

thanks, I'm all set... I was trying to quote the other fellow but didn't do it right.
I can see how it could be confusing,though.

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SWAPAN DEB replied to the topic 'Jaw ache' in the forum. yesterday

Hello Spideyak, we all should do some simple breath control and jaws exercise everyday to overcome this short of problems. I, myself have been doing some breath control exercise everyday for ten minutes. If you practice like, with the consultation of an expert, I think within 15 days you will get some results.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. yesterday

That's funny about Golden Slippers. It's why I ask for suggestions for the monthly polls to be session standards. The hope is that we'll learn them here and then have a few ready for when we do go out and play. I bet you'll run into John Hardy before long. I first heard the tune from an English mandolin player over on The Mandolin Café. I went looking for other videos and found mostly ones from your side of the pond. It seems to have sprung up with some popularity over there lately.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks very much, Harmlessonica. Must be option A, because thankfully, I didn't have to do any bending in this tune.

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. yesterday

I have uploaded one video that Howard commented on -he basically said don't do that! It was fair enough as my question was whether the way I was tongue blocking would lead to trouble later on. Just uploaded a second, I'll have to steel myself for the feedback.

Golden Slippers was a new one on me when you posted it in the poll Marcy, and then it crops up again a week or two later, coincidence or synchronicity?
Wildwood Flower I know reasonable well, John Hardy less so, don't hear them all that often this side of the pond, although it seems there's a local bluegrass festival in summer, not really my thing but I might trot along.

I'm trying to stop myself shooting ahead to The Star of the County Down, we are working on that in the Monday band at the moment

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Jaw ache' in the forum. yesterday

....My jaw aches and gets tired after 1hr of playing and affects my playing ability....

Mostly I think it all part of the expression getting your "chops" together.

Helps give an appreciation to those who play seemingly so effortlessly....

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks Eric. No, I haven't heard them and from what I can tell, it doesn't look like they play the Wabash Cannonball. I'll go listen to a few of their other tunes.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. yesterday

I've got about the same to-do list as you have Jeremy. I'm working on John Hardy and Wildwood Flower from his site too. Love Golden Slippers! Maybe it will win in the poll one of these months!

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. yesterday

That's excellent Marcy. I'm particularly impressed with the way you seem to blend different sections together. Noticed it on your other performances too. I don't know if it's just breath force control or actual bending but it really blends the whole piece together and makes for a very professional finish.

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. yesterday

jeremyh wrote:

I have joined the Artistworks harmonica school, so it's scale exercises and doing strange things with your tongue. I have just finished (off) 'On top of Old Smokey' and am moving on to 'Oh Susannah'...

I just checked out the school... sounds awesome to get personal critique from Howard Levy. Have you submitted anything yet?

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Eric33 replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. yesterday

Very good effort Marcy,some nice vamping there.I wonder if Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers played this one.You probably don't know them.Eric 33.

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Jaw ache' in the forum. yesterday

I wish I had the luxury of a whole hour's practice! Any time I play for more than a few minutes, I tend to get cramps in my hands. Its a problem I've had for some years, but rather than quit the harp altogether, I just reduced my sessions to a minimum.

I would definitely advise shortening your practice sessions. Not only will you reduce any aches, but your concentration will remain high and you will benefit more from your practice.

Of course, you will aim to have the same amount of practice time, just split into smaller chunks and spread out accordingly.

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Tootler replied to the topic 'How do you record yourself?' in the forum. yesterday

I looked into loopers a while back but decided against one eventually. The will be great for live performnance where you can lay down harmonies or accompaniments then play over it.

I've been looking at vocal effects units instead. There are a couple of Vox ones I'm interested and I've some Amazon vouchers which will cover most of the cost. The Vocal Performer (VE5 or VE20) includes a looper but the VE2 Vocal Harmoniser is a bit cheaper and does most of what I want. The VE5 seems to be pretty much the same as the VE20 but without the foot switches. I'm still making up my mind.

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jeremyh thanked SWAPAN DEB in topic Whatcha working on...? 2 days ago
SWAPAN DEB replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi Jeremy, it's a good decision to join a school where you can learn to play in a systematic way.

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